Clark School Home UMD
ECE

ECE News Story

Engineering Ranked Among Top Three In-Demand Bachelor’s Degrees

Engineering Ranked Among Top Three In-Demand Bachelor’s Degrees

Choosing Engineering as a field of study opens many doors for the future.
Choosing Engineering as a field of study opens many doors for the future.

In a spring update to their 2011 Job Outlook report, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) named Engineering as the third most sought-after bachelor’s degree. The study also mentioned that Electrical Engineering students are poised to find the greatest success among engineers in the job market.

Topped only by Accounting and Finance degrees, Engineering degrees are among the most marketable for college graduates. The United States Department of Labor predicts an 11 percent rise in engineering jobs through 2018. Employers are also indicating a desire to hire 19.3 percent more graduates in 2010-2011 than they did in 2009-2010.

On the University of Maryland College Park campus, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) students are the most requested majors for employers conducting campus interviews, reflecting the state of Maryland’s 44 percent projected shortage of engineering graduates. Each year, the annual ECE Career Fair is filled to capacity, attracting 40 employers from across the nation, and drawing 750 student registrations. For more information, visit www.ece.umd.edu/fair.

June 21, 2011


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

Munday, Waks, and Collaborators’ Research Featured on Cover of Advanced Optical Materials

ECE Names 2017-2018 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

Hacking Tomorrow's Tech World

UMD Celebrates Invention of Year Winners, Ventures, and Partnerships at 'Innovate Maryland'

Ulukus named Anthony Ephremides Professor in Information Sciences and Systems

Four Clark School Professors Receive Competitive DURIP Grants

Dinesh Manocha Elected AAAI Fellow

Maryland researchers develop computational approach to understanding brain dynamics

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts